When Elon Musk was in college, he believed three things held the most import for our day: the Internet, people living on more than one planet, and the progression of energy that’s green and environmentally friendly. These were the goals that he desired, and he’s been working pretty relentlessly on those objectives ever since. And, here’s the thing: he’s actually doing it. He’s got ambitious plans to land the first humans on Mars in 2025, folks ready to risk everything to go and lead the way for generations to follow.
But, he’s also working close to home, too, designing electric vehicles that are sleek, fast, and environmentally clean.
Musk heads Tesla, the company known for its electric cars, with a huge factory in California’s Silicon Valley. While only a part of the factory’s space is being made use of for current production demands, the company plans to utilize the entire facility as they keep on develop and release future models.
On the other hand, the company doesn’t have to wait until then to be outstanding. Take their Model S full-size sedan. Here’s a car that was not intended to be owned by everyone. Rather, the initial goal was to prove that Tesla could produce cars that would match other top sports cars. The objective was to produce a small amount of them to establish Tesla’s reputation first, and it definitely succeeded when the Model S was released. Interested about some of the specs on this stunning car?
Its price tag is in the $100K range. Might as well just get that on the table in advance. But, the car can go 480 km before it needs to be charged.
Central to the car’s style was a work on making it aerodynamic. Even the door handles on the Model S are crafted to reduce drag: they literally recede into the car, lying flush with the body.
The Model S has so much space in the interior because these cars don’t require the same equipment as a combustion engine vehicle. It’s a sedan worthy of seating 7 passengers! Yes, the standard seating arrangement is for 5, but you can add an additional rear-facing child seat, bumping passenger capacity to 7.
If you’ve got kids sitting in the back, though, you may be wondering where you can put the stuff you’d normally inject a trunk. In the front! There’s storage under the front hood! Voila!
Another design feature thought up to encourage higher battery yield and better performance overall? 97% of the car is assembled using lightweight aluminum. Those sheets of aluminum are then put into a significant production stamper to achieve the desired shape for the necessary parts.
The car is produced using robots, and is fine-tuned by those managing the process. Naturally, everything has to be exact so that the finished product is flawless.
One of the things that’s so surprising to the driver when they first get behind the wheel of this car is the response that it gives. The TV turns on immediately, and that’s how the car performs, too.
Another thing? The inside of the vehicle has a 17-inch operating screen to handle the different features that the car offers.
And as for the company’s next rollout? A third model is in the works, one that will be much more inexpensive to the masses, while keeping the high standard of excellence this company has come to be known for.
Technological developments like this are exciting for everyone; it means that solutions are being developed to counter today’s environmental problems. Musk’s company is making an innovative dent in the world of green transportation, a necessary and important contribution in our time. Even though most of us can’t afford a Model S, the company is going to release a vehicle that will be more affordable for everyone.
Despite being a 7-seater, the Model S won’t be able to cover a bunch of people at once. In our everyday lives, the majority of us aren’t driving electric cars. Motorcoaches remove up to 57 personal cars off the road, so riding in a motorcoach means you are helping to make our air cleaner, reducing the amount of emissions going into the environment.
(The data for this article came from this National Geographic documentary: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yRGy74AyT6A).